How important is it to match the horoscopes of the bride and the groom before getting married?
Smt. Priyanka Seethepalli asked: Is kuṇḍali or horoscope-matching very important for marriages? In some marriages, even though the horoscope has been matched, the couples seem to be having a lot of inter-personal problems and they do not get along well. Should people still match the horoscopes anyway, just to err on the safe side? It is also said that the cutting of hair and nails should only be done on specific days and not at night time. Do such rules apply even today?
Swami replied: The subject of astrology as written by ancient sages is correct. However, the astrologer must interpret the horoscope in the correct way. The astrological planets are not the inert planets, but the deities of the inert planets. They are nothing but the various forces of the unimaginable power of God. They deliver the fruits of the deeds of souls, as per the schedule of life cycles, which are arranged by God.
The inert planets, which exist in space, are made of inert matter and energy. But the astrological planets are the deities that rule the respective inert planets and are known by the same name as the inert planets. These deities are souls existing in energetic forms (bodies) and they are associated with the required unimaginable power given by God to them for carrying out their respective duties.
Astronomy deals with the study of the inert planets, while astrology deals with the living deities of the planets. An eclipse is an astronomical fact, whereas, the matching of horoscopes is an astrological concept. However, if you are bonded firmly to God, He will take care of you in all these problems.
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